National Men’s Physical Preparation Coach, Beach Volleyball

Volleyball Australia

  • South Australian Sports Institute, Adelaide South Australia Australia
  • Full Time
Closing 6 Oct 2021
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The Organisation

Volleyball Australia (“VA”) is the peak body for the sport of volleyball in Australia.  It is responsible for the international success of Australia’s national beach and indoor volleyball teams and provides leadership to the volleyball community to grow participation. 

VA collaborates with an extensive network of stakeholders such as state/territory volleyball associations, Sport Australia, Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Olympic Committee, Commonwealth Games Australia, Sport Integrity Australia, state institutes/academies of sport, volleyball clubs and schools.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Setting the strategy for the physical preparation of the Senior and Developing Beach Volleyroos with the Senior Coach and the national coaches.
  2. Deliver innovative and World best practices to the training and performance environment for individual athletes to improve their performances and achieve their KPIs.
  3. Developing, implementing, and evaluating specialised and individualised strength and conditioning practices relative to the sport of beach volleyball to ensure performance optimisation and injury prevention and management, and other areas of physical preparation as agreed.
  4. Work with coaches and sports science and medicine staff in an inter-disciplinary, integrated, collaborative team to optimise performance, athlete health and wellbeing.
  5. Enhancing integrated physical preparation and development (speed, agility, endurance skill and power) of beach volleyball athletes through court-based game specific trainings developed in consultation with coaches and other experts.
  6. Managing the load management and monitoring of the Senior and Developing Beach Volleyroos.
  7. Utilise data analytics from Beach Volleyball competition and practice environments to help enhance and progress the physical preparation of athletes, teams, and the National Beach Volleyball Centre of Excellence.
  8. Building and maintaining effective working relationships with other performance service personnel within our national programs as well as with the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI).
  9. Developing with the coaches a matrix of the physical attributes of international level beach volleyball athletes for the predicting of future talent, particularly for assessment of candidates for the Centre of Excellence.
  10. Contributing to a safe and healthy work environment, free from discrimination and harassment by working in accordance with legislative requirements, the Code of Ethics, and human resources policies.
  11. Contributing to VA’s and SASI’s Coach Education programs as required
  12. Support leadership and expertise development within the SASI Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coaches and participate as an active member of the S&C discipline team..

Qualifications and Experience

Essential Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in program design and implementation for national or international level athletes in high performance or professional sport.
  • Experience working in a high-performance environment encompassing responsibilities for physical preparation for world-class performances
  • Experience of working directly in high performance programs demonstrating leadership, initiative, and effective communication skills with a wide range of audiences including external stakeholders and partner organisations.
  • Proven experience working successful in integrated multi-disciplinary high performance sport environments.

Desirable Experience

  • Achievement of demonstrated success on high performance sport
  • Knowledge of the Australian and Volleyball high performance systems.


  • Tertiary qualification in relevant field (human movement, sport science, physiology, etc.)
  • Australian Strength & Conditioning Association accreditation, or equivalent.

Essential Requirements


Application Instruction

Applications should consist of:

  1. a two-page (maximum) ‘pitch’ outlining your suitability against the selection criteria (see Job Responsibilities and High Performance Skills section of the Job Description); and
  2. a resume of no more than 5 pages setting out relevant personal particulars, employment history, qualifications and experience.

Applications should be submitted by email to:

If you require additional information, please contact: 

Applications close 12pm, Wednesday 6th October 2021.

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